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KL-Putrajaya Highway

I’ve been using the hiway for the past one month (for free! hehehe). Today it officially starts the toll fee for RM 2.50 from Putrajaya Tol Plaza. Means return RM 5.00. Let’s do some maths here. If i follow normal route, it will be RM 1.60+RM1.60 x 2 ways = RM 6.40/ day. With this new hiway, I shall pay RM 2.50 + RM 1.60 x 2 ways = RM 8.20. The difference is RM 1.80/ day which makes RM 36/ month or RM 432/ year. Minus the number of days I’m on leave and outstation overseas, the number will be much lesser, I believe around RM 300/ year.

Finished with the maths, now we do the simple analysis. If I follow the normal route, I will take around 45 minutes to reach NPE. With the new hiway, I only take 15 minutes which means I saved 60 minutes (30+30 for return trip)/ day or 12000 minutes (about 8 days)/ year. I don’t mind paying RM 300 extra per year and of course, without compromising my productivity and quality time… it saves my expenses on the fuel too. My eyes get some exercise as lots of greens on your left and right along the hiway. For me, the intangible benefits are much more than RM300. Good job & Thank you.

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January 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our Shop: Almost 95% Ready

I went there just now and snapped some pix using my iphone camera. I was made to understand that the key is going to be ready by end of next month. We already decided to rent it out. I’ve talked to my agents. We will see & we are so excited!

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January 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wedding: VIP Doorgift

I made this VIP Doorgift for a couple wedding reception last December. All 25 sets of dipped flowers in gold, cream & red with 3 ferrero roche chocolates attached to it. Thank you to YM Raja Aishah. The picture quality is not that good as I took it using my HP. In reality the flower set is very beautiful indeed!

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January 12, 2008 Posted by | Hantaran | Leave a comment

Cupcakes: Memoir of Aina

A friend of mine ordered 100 of this for her late daughter’s tahlil. She lost her recently due to brain tumor. Al-Fatihah.

I made them in 4 designs so that they don’t look bored. Thanks Maz & Azlina.

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January 11, 2008 Posted by | Buttercream Cakes, Cupcakes | Leave a comment

Traveling: Jakarta, Indonesia

I’m off to Jakarta in 6 hours time. We are on H O L I D A Y. Donno where to go yet but we take a free and easy package. Will update the story once I get back here (I don’t bring my laptop so I would expect I will be disconnected from the net for the next 3 days hahaha ….)

Updates 7/1/2008

We came back last night via MH722. Arrived at KLIA around 9.15pm. 3D2N in Jakarta really not enough. Nothing much you can do. When we arrived on Friday morning (4/1/08), we just too tired and and sleepy as the night before we stayed  up late for the carcake project. 🙂

Day 1 – Arrived in Jakarta via MH711 around 10am. A rep from the travel agent already waiting for us to transfer to the hotel. Along the journey to hotel there were so many swamp on the left and right side of the road. We thought they were paddy field but they were not. They are seawater overflow from the ocean. You can see from this pix:

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We checked-in @ Le Meridien Hotel, Jalan Sudirman. I booked the package online from Malaysia which includes 3D2N stay at Le Meridien with breakfast for 2 person and airport transfers. After checked-in, we slept for few hours in the day time. At night we had our dinner at Garuda Restoran @ Sabang for a Nasi Padang taste.  Please remember that whenever you seat at a Nasi Padang restaurant,  the waiter/waitress will serve your table with so many dishes. The moment you touch the dish, they will be in your account. Since today we had not had our lunch, we end up with 7 dish. The manggo juice is very delicious. My laling tried the “Air Jeruk Kelapa Muda“. Donno what to expect. Later we know that the jeruk meant limau. Then we walked to Plaza Indonesia. This place is full of branded boutique. From Cartier, to LV, to Bvlgari you name it. I saw TODS from far. I bought few bottles of body splash from Victoria Secret and Bath and Body Works line. Here they have money exchanger that open till night and on the weekend. One more thing, we bumped to Kaer (AF?) with his male friends at the escalator.

BTW, the room in Le Meridien is quite spacious & the food also not bad at all.

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Day 2 – After breakfast, we went to Tanah Abang (I did a little bit of study on where to go about in Jakarta). From my reading, the expectation about the place is dirty and packed with people but surprisingly, that’s not the case. We went to Block A Tanah Abang and shopped around. The crowd is bearable. The goods also very attractive. From Kebaya, to Lace to Telekung and batik etc. Since we don’t have any specific thing in mind, we just strolled around. I end-up buying 3 pairs of kebaya with sulam and my laling had his tailor-made suit and a pair of pants from wool material.

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From there, we took a cab to Mangga Dua, just to see the place. From Tanah Abang to Mangga Dua, the cab driver use a very small road. Very the “macet” (jammed). Once there, we donno where to go. So many shopping arcades. We just walked for about 20 minutes and then we decided to go back. On the way back, we stopped at Plaza Indonesia again to change some money (not enough maaa for dinner) hehehe … then we went to Garuda Restoran again for another round of Nasi Padang. Today we just took 5 dishes. But still Ayam Bumbu on the top most of our dishes.

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Day 3 – Initially we planned to go to Taman Mini Indonesia which is about 1 hour drive from the hotel. However since the tailor for my laling suit would like to come around 12 noon, then we decided just to stay at the hotel. Around noon the tailor came to our room and we chit-chatting for about an hour. While talking to Pak Azhari (the tailor) a helicopter passed through our hotel window (we stayed at the 5th floor, so you can imagine how low the heli was). Actually my room is facing most of the banks in Jalan Sudirman, the Commonwealth Bank, Maybank, Permata Bank, UOB Bank etc. Pak Azhari said the heli belongs to the conglomerate or corporate executive. That’s how they move around in Jakarta. After that we packed or things and checked out around 2pm. Soon after that the guy from MG Holidays (Mr Ari) came and fetched us to the airport. We had our lunch at the airport around 4pm (nasi padang again hahaha)….. Our flight ETD 1830hrs.

January 3, 2008 Posted by | Traveling | 1 Comment

Project: Carcake

Just finished! Happy Birthday Aqeem & Ajeem. Thank you!

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January 3, 2008 Posted by | Cakes, Project | Leave a comment

Good Bye 2007, Welcome 2008

Happy New Year to all my family, friends, customers and readers. Have a new wish for this new year? hehehehe …..

January 1, 2008 Posted by | Personal | 1 Comment